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Grant Writer

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Jul 29, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Grants & Contracts
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Grant Writer

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
The CILS Institute is seeking a grant writer capable of assisting CILS investigators with conceptualizing, writing, and coordinating funding opportunities. They will also assist in development of other scientific communication materials as well as grant progress reports. Funding will be targeted to federal agency grant opportunities, corporations, and foundations. CILS-related opportunities will arise from individual principal investigators as well as multi-investigator and center grants. The candidate must be highly organized and deadline-driven with excellent writing, editing, and proofreading abilities.

Key Responsibilities:
-Provides editing and writing support for funding opportunity proposals, CILS-related scientific materials, and progress reports
-Will be an organizer and developer of funding proposals including writing, budgeting, and proposal submission
-Shares grant opportunities related to the CILS expertise and goals and proposes grant opportunities
-Develops a yearly calendar of applications for CILS-related proposals
-Helps identify funding opportunities paired with expertise within the CILS Institute
-Coaches CILS investigators in grantsmanship

A Bachelor's degree is required with a preference for a major in Biology, Engineering, or Chemistry. Some knowledge on biological/medical subjects is necessary. A minimum of 1-year grant-writing experience or related field in an academic setting with knowledge in federal grant guidelines and federal grant budgets is preferred. The grant writer will need to effectively communicate clearly and concisely in written and oral form about multiple ongoing projects.

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Additional Information:
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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